Re: New here & still in shock!
hi shelly,one thing you need to know,and i just happened to see the actual location of your angioma in the other post? this was actually in your cerebellum,this area is what also governs gait and vision among other things,so what you are dealing with and given the surgival area would more than likely be related to some degree. whether things 'right" themselves or not will take some time just to see how this all plays out. but there IS a very definite connection with where this was and what your,or some of your symptoms are right now.
one other thing i needed to find out only becasue i too had, still have part of, a cavernous angioma that was my 'birthmark" too only this little sucker actually formed in the middle of my spinal cord. i am just a bit confused as to what you actually had there? a cavernous angioma and an AVM are actually two totally different things. the cavernous is fed by veins, and is made up of only veins in kind of a glob formation, while the AVM is mostly or totally fed by arteries(except with an actual fistula type formation? just what did it state word for word in your brain MRI as far as actually describing the finding? did this actually light up with an angiogram that i am assuming was done at some point just to help define what it was made up of? like i said, just confused, not unusual for me, lol. while cavernous angiomas can bleed, they tend to actually ooze blood while an AVM would bleed more profoundly, much like a ruptured brain aneurysm would. had one of those little buggers too in 05. its been fun. marcia
11-20-01,placement of hardware for failed fusion
9-22-03,removal of cavernous hemangioma that was inside spinal cord. Neuro damage to L hand L leg and R leg.